Martha Stewart, the queen of perfection, shocked the Twitterverse a few months ago when she Tweeted out perhaps the ugliest plate of food we had ever seen. In case you missed it, Martha shared a photo of an iceberg lettuce wedge that has definitely ruined iceberg lettuce forever:
Iceberg wedge with homemade Russian dressing. Perfect salad for the onion soup lunch pic.twitter.com/KQatWUKUdl— Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) November 17, 2013
Twitter responded appropriately:
Everyone got really excited when Martha promised to tweet out #struggleplates over Thanksgiving:
And nobody seems ready to forgive or forget.
@pete_wells Who took that picture? Martha Stewart?— Tom Bass (@tbassny) January 29, 2014
Of course Martha isn't alone in sharing unfortunate food photos. Just search Twitter for #StrugglePlate and you may never want to eat again. Martha Stewart, however, is supposed to imbue perfection, and it's disconcerting when she shares photos that are anything but. What's even more disconcerting is that she does it a lot -- Martha's Twitter feed is chock-full of so many food photo fails that it's almost unbelievable.
Here are some of her worst offenses:
We don't think these are beautiful at all...
12 beautiful egg yolks from my farm fresh eggs. Using them in the custard for a steamed bread pudding for Bakes pic.twitter.com/kjAiMy8lwT— Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) January 15, 2014
This foie gras looks like it has a bruise.
Foie gras walnut brioche. Delicious by Kristen Kishinev pic.twitter.com/6OFzTcWh0j— Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) November 16, 2013
"Land and sea." And hell.
First course. Land and sea. Uni. Seaweed bone marrow by Dominique CERN s. F. pic.twitter.com/Oi9JwzYwpf— Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) November 16, 2013
There's so much wrong here.
What a wonderful treat. White truffles and pasta a la jean Georges. So delectable. pic.twitter.com/Byi6HDlbRB— Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) November 1, 2013
This just looks like a slimy sea creature.
Matsutake mushrooms sliced over broken rice and broth. Fragrant and very very good pic.twitter.com/QzcpX1vSkY— Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) October 25, 2013
You mean "worst yet?"
Best yet. Puree of celeriac and white Croatian truffles. Fragrant buttery and so good. Kudos to the chef pic.twitter.com/vnl9J68lx0— Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) October 25, 2013
That can't be edible.
Second course. Marinated herring en gelee with fingerling potatoes in a dijon mustard sauce. Yummy pic.twitter.com/FVqSYumkgd— Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) October 25, 2013
And now we're just confused.
This is delicious steak tartar with quail egg, takashi marinade(secret) and shiso leaf pic.twitter.com/2lEeMq7gEo— Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) May 3, 2013
And horrible food photos aren't the only strange thing Martha is sharing:
Take Two: With Martha as Usher and Woody Allen in for Martha:
Having a great time in south of France. Bumped into woody Allen whose movie, blue jasmine premieres mon NYC pic.twitter.com/KQXGK4qpVz— Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) July 20, 2013